Friday, July 17, 2009

A little drive

Today before we stopped for lunch Mom and I drove through some lovely wooded countryside. We saw some beautiful homes, some fine Amish farms, and of course, pretty flowers.
We also noted that an old country church near Clark will be leaving us soon. I hate to see old country churches go. Although this one was right in the middle of Amish country, it wasn't an Amish church. The gatework and iron fencing is beautiful and old.
This neat farm earth contact home has stellar flowers! I believe a very ambitious young couple lives here!
I loved the window boxes on this little farm shed.
We had to cross a scary-looking one lane bridge to get into these woods... Mom was peering over the edge.. She abhors water of any level... I used to adore a long walk in the woods. I loved whistling for my two collies, Jingles and Tinkerbell... We loped off through the fields and spent the rest of the day moseying along the creekbeds... I lived in a fairy tale all my early days... Sometimes I was the princess, captured by the spell of some Wicked thing... usually a product of Norwegian fairy tale concoction. I loved those wild tales from the Norse....
Fields of hay were ricked with really unusual little stacks or bundles... So orderly and prim.
Horses everywhere... working, trotting fast with milk carts... Farmers were scurrying around all the side roads with their teams and buggies.
I love the look of all their red barns... so well painted and beloved....
Our breezy temperature is 71 degrees today. Heaven's smile for a weary earth... I love this kind of day... What's my project going to be today?

5 comments:

Debby said...

WOW!! Looks like it was a wonderful drive. The pics are great. I love Amish country.

Allidink said...

How pretty. All this talk of bridges and legends reminds me of the story of the headless horseman LOL. Love the photos.

All the best,
Allison

Becky K. said...

You reminded me of a funny story. I had a manager once who had been a barn painter prior to changing careers. One of the reasons he changed careers was that one day his bucket truck broke down while he was up at the top of a barn. Apparently he was working alone and was up there quite a long time.
lol

I find that story both scary and amusing...

I guess it was your mention of those pretty red barns...

It looks like a fun drive that brought back happy memories for you, as well.

Enjoy your Lord's Day.

Becky K.

Lisa said...

Fun drive, I wish I had been with you.

City Girl Country Heart said...

I have always wanted to visit the Amish country. Someday I am going to and eat pie! Thats all I hear about is how wonderful their food is and the furniture they make is great too! Love your pics :)